Painting the Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set

One of my Christmas presents, was the Necromunda Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set.

Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set

These highly detailed pieces of terrain allow you to build your very own dark and gritty corner of the Necromundan Underhive. They can be used to make a variety of board sizes, from narrow corridors and abandoned dwellings, to sprawling industrial complexes.

Zone Mortalis: Floor Tile Set

I had been thinking for some time in getting this set, for small games of Warhammer 40000, but also for games of Star Wars: Legion. So was pleased to get a box for Christmas

You get a set of four identical 12″ square plastic floor tiles.

I gave them a light white undercoat.

This was then followed by a spray of Mechanicus Standard Grey Spray.

The next step will be further painting, washes and weathering. I have decided not go down the hazard warning stripe road that you see on the box.

Painting the Containers

I got a box of the Warhammer 40K Munitorum Armoured Containers for Christmas. You get three identical sprues which allows you to construct three containers, nine oil barrels and twelve (ammo) crates.

I gave the containers and other parts a white undercoat using a Corax White spray. I then started thinking about what colour I would paint them. The box cover art shows one red, one green and one black. Using the colours on my workbench, so I painted two of the containers with Army Green Spray from the Army Painter range.

The third I used Mechanicus Standard Grey Spray.

I also photographed them upside down.

Here are the three containers.

As for the barrels I did them in Zandri Dust. I also did some of the crates with the spray as well.

The barrels were rather challenging, as the spray would literally blow them over, as they were so light. I now think I should have added some weight to them.

As for the other crates I used the Army Green Spray from the Army Painter range.

Painting the uniforms on the Bolt Action Royal Navy Section

When I reflected on possible forces for Operation Sea Lion games I was looking around to see what is available. One unit which caught my attention was the Warlord Games Bolt Action Royal Navy section. So I bought a box.

Having based and undercoated the Bolt Action Royal Navy Section I started painting their uniforms using Citadel Macragge Blue base paint.

I will then add highlights and potentially a wash.

Undercoating the Imperial Stormtroopers

In the Star Wars Legion box you get fourteen Stormtroopers, eight (regular) Stormtroopers, four heavy weapons and two unit leaders.

After constructing the Imperial forces I stuck them to their bases, and landscaped them using Citadel Sand. I then gave all the models a white undercoat using Corax White spray.

Here are the four regular troopers.

The two troopers with heavy weapons.

Finally the two unit leaders.

Undercoating the Containers

I got a box of the Warhammer 40K Munitorum Armoured Containers for Christmas. You get three identical sprues which allows you to construct three containers, nine oil barrels and twelve (ammo) crates.

I gave the containers and other parts a white undercoat using a Corax White spray.

I also undercoated the crates and barrels.

Undercoating the 74-Z Speeder Bikes

The 74-Z speeder bike was a model of speeder bike used by the Galactic Empire for combat reconnaissance purposes during the Galactic Civil War. They were usually piloted by scout troopers and were able to jam comlinks. All machinery the Empire deemed unnecessary was stripped off to maximize the speeder bike’s speed.

In the Star Wars Legion box you get two 74-Z speeder bikes with Scout Trooper riders.

The models go together really easily and I like the look of them.

I gave the models a white undercoat. I did think about doing a black undercoat. Storm troopers appear to be wearing black with white armour plates. Giving the models a white undercoat doesn’t stop me from painting them (all) black, but I think I will try and avoid that. Another reason for a white undercoat is the bikes will be brown.

I painted the bikes with a shade of dark brown.

I will now finish the bikes before starting on the Scout Trooper riders.

Constructing the Containers

I got a box of the Warhammer 40K Munitorum Armoured Containers for Christmas. You get three identical sprues which allows you to construct three containers, nine oil barrels and twelve (ammo) crates.

I built each sprue as I got it out the box.

I did think initially that the containers would be easy to build, but as the doors don’t add to the structural integrity of the model, I did for two of them press too hard when gluing the parts that they fell apart. Eventually I did get them together. Each container comes with two bolters for gluing on top. I did think it would have been nice to have an alternative choice so you didn’t need to arm all the containers.

The oil barrels go together really easily and the crates are a single casting with nothing to glue.

The next stage will be a white undercoat.

Painting the Rebel Troopers

In the Star Wars Legion starter box you get fourteen Rebel models, with two each of seven variations. There are two offices, four with heavy weapons and eight “regular” troopers. Having started to revisit my Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers, flocking their bases and giving them a white undercoat the next stage will be painting them. I spent some time planning the painting of my Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers.

As there are duplicate models in my collection of Rebel Troopers, that gives me an excuse to use different colours across the force. Seven will be mainly green and the other seven will be mainly light brown. Initially I painted a couple of models, one with Militarum Green contrast paint and the other Snakebite Leather. This worked for me, so I painted the rest of the eight (regular) Rebel Troopers.

These are the four in Militarum Green.

These are the four in Snakebite Leather.

Next step will be some drybrushing to bring out the detail and highlights.

Undercoating the Bolt Action Royal Navy Section

When I reflected on possible forces for Operation Sea Lion games I was looking around to see what is available. One unit that has been released which  caught my attention was the Warlord Games Bolt Action Royal Navy section. So I bought a box.

Having based the models the next step was a white undercoat. I used a GW White Corax spray can.

These are really nice models, like the fact they are metal castings as well. I am old school in that way I guess.

Next step will be painting the uniforms.